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EXHIBIT | The Book of Knowledge x Blake Michel Morin

5 December 2019 | 17:00 - 22 February 2020 | 17:00

The Book of Knowledge
A series of screenprints on wood panels by Blake Michel Morin
Check it out : 2nd floor gallery – Aberdeen Cultural Centre

Opening reception Thursday, December 5th, from 5pm to 7pm

This series consists of twenty silkscreen prints on wood canvas. The works are derived from

images found in the twenty volume encyclopedia The Book of Knowledge, a Canadian mail-
order encyclopedia from the 1950’s intended for children.

The images are removed from their original context and reworked, creating unique scenes and
compositions. The viewer is challenged to create their own understanding and take ownership
of what they experience, free of the supporting text and the often myopic view it provides.
This work ultimately looks to question the faith we place in so many of our structures of
learning that we often conceive to be infallible. The passive nature of these dated modalities
are both embraced and rejected at the same time. The viewer, aware or not, draws on prior
knowledge in forming their own interpretation of the work, and as such becomes an active
participant in their acquisition of knowledge and knowing.

Artist Statement & Bio:

1st person
The East Coast is a font of history and inspiration. I seek to imbibe the visual mosaic afforded
by such unique topography and narratives, and to share it with others.
My work explores familiar elements of East Coast culture, education and science in an effort to
transform and pervert (if only slightly) the traditional.

3rd person
A high school biology teacher by trade, he is self taught as an artist.
Trial, error, hypotheses and procedure have led him to focus primarily on printmaking and
elements of photography. Blake’s style is often characterized by simple, stark images and bold

He has been lucky enough to be a member of Imago and the GSN in Moncton, NB, for a
number of years now.

He refuses to spell color with a “u”.


5 December 2019 | 17:00
22 February | 17:00
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